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Wednesday Morning News (March 14th)

Report: More kids in state preschools USA Today
But while many states are spending more, the larger enrollment, combined with inflation, means that overall, states are actually spending less per student in constant dollars — $3,482 last year vs. $4,171 in 2002.

A Teacher’s Adventurous Life, Distilled Into an Unlikely Book NYT
“The Mountain Man’s Field Guide to Grammar" is the brainchild of a man who loved to write, but hated learning the rules.

Teenager’s Science Project Wins $100,000 Scholarship NYT
Mary Masterman, a senior at Westmoore High School in Oklahoma City, won the top prize of a $100,000 scholarship in the Intel Science Talent Search by building a spectrograph for $300.

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